Telecom

April 25, 2017

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Vodacom wins IoT Company of the Year in Nigeria

Vodacom Business Nigeria was announced as the winner of The Internet of Things (IoT) Focused Company and Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year Awards at the 2017 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards.

The 8th edition of the awards saw over 1,952 739 Nigeria CommunicationsWeek readers vote across the different categories. Vodacom Business Nigeria emerged as the clear winner of the Internet of"...

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April 24, 2017

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Africa to Americas Cable Link Project to Expand route for Internet Traffic

Angola Cables on Friday announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), indicating a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS.

When completed, SACS will interconnect with the Monet cable system — connecting the United States and Brazil — and WACS, the West Africa Cable System.

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April 10, 2017

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SIAE MICROELETTRONICA Awarded LTE Backhaul Network in Countries across Africa

SIAE MICROELETTRONICA to deploy state of the art wireless transport networks in several Opcos for a Pan African mobile operator. The new backhauling networks will launch or extend LTE services in the respective countries unifying the operator mobile offering across the region.

The LTE backhauling network will start deployment in the first half of 2017 and will involve all wireless transport technologies from split mount, full outdoor and trunk radio"...

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April 9, 2017

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Africa telecom and finance leaders assess accelerating digital investment opportunities

Telecom and tech companies are increasing investment across Africa as the rapidly improving digital infrastructure and services, and the take up of smartphones, provide huge opportunities for business and revenue growth.

“Telecom and tech companies are ramping up their investment plans for digital infrastructure and services across Africa as reach of service and"...

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April 6, 2017

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Alcomsat1 to be launched before end of 2017

Algerian telecommunication satellite "Alcomsat-1" will be launched before the end of this year announced Wednesday, in Oran, the director of the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) Oussedik Azzedine.

In a press conference held on the sidelines of the opening of the national workshop Alsat-users, Oussedik Azzedine said that the design of this satellite has been made, awaiting its launching.

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April 6, 2017

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26th SICOM opens in Algiers

The 26th International Show of Computer Science, Office Supply and Telecom (SICOM) has opened Wednesday at the exhibition centre Pins maritimes (Algiers), with the participation of 80 companies operating in this field.

Companies from 4 countries (Austria, China, the United Arab Emirates and France) and many other foreign companies represented by their Algerian partners take part in this show which runs until next Sunday.

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April 2, 2017

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Mobile Data Subscriptions Hit Over 20 Million in Ghana

January 2017 ended with total subscriptions of mobile data in Ghana standing at more than 20 million with a penetration rate of 70.90 per cent, Mr Joe Anokye, the Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced.

As more and more people got access to data, cases of cybercrime was expected to escalate and this brings in its wake the menace of cybercrime.

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March 30, 2017

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RIL inches higher on completion of stake sale in African company

Share of Reliance IndustriesBSE 0.95 % (RIL) were trading higher on Thursday after the oil-to-telecom conglomerate said it has completed sale of its entire 76 per cent interest in its East African company GAPCO to Total SA of France for an undisclosed sum. The scrip was trading 0.61 per cent up at RS 1,262.40 around 10.10 am (IST). Shares of the company opened at Rs 1,255 and touched a high and low of Rs 1,267.40 and Rs 1,254.05, respectively. Shares of RIL hit their fresh 52-week high and 52-week low of Rs 1,326.75 on March 7, 2017 and Rs 925.70 on May 23, 2017. Gulf African Petroleum Corp (GAPCO) is a holding company with operating subsidiaries in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda which are primarily engaged in petroleum product import, and trading, storage, distribution, marketing, supply and transportation of oil products in East Africa. In addition to this, the company’s telecom......

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